Reviewer:Bill T. -
March 11, 2006 Subject:
Watch out for the mud!!!
Very slow western here that has almost 2 plots to it, the first involving our hero Reb Russell (with his horse Rebel!) stopping a cattle rustler from acquiring any more land (he shoots off part of his ear!), and the second part takes place 5 years later, our antagonist not knowing any better by kidnapping Russells girl AND threatening to kill her father AND Russell (with a pretty stupid plan that the antagonist dreamed up with Russell and her Father getting into a gunfight in a forest at night). So what happens in the middle? A Rodeo. Yes, a rodeo. For 15 MINUTES we see murky footage of a rodeo that Russell is apparently in, but you wouldnt know it, since most of the footage is taken from across the arena.
Very dull, not really worth your precious time.
March 17, 2005 Subject:
I must admit that Reb Russell was a little before my time, but he comes across as a very low budget Buck Jones. Look at that rig, string-tied shirt and all, and the white horse Rebel. However Buck Jones could act while Mr. Russell couldn't. However he did project a certain personable quality. I have seen a lot of "B" westerns over the years and for one reason or another never came upon any of the nine films that Reb Russell made until now. I know a lot about him, however from what I've read. Sorry to say, I have to agree with what's been written. This film is flawed in many ways, especially with a rodeo segment in the middle that doesn't advance the plot but takes a third of the running time. Curiosity value only.
Reb Russell .... Peeler Benson, aka The Muley Kid
Mary Jane Carey .... Sally Griswold
Kenneth MacDonald .... Flash Purdue
Clarence Geldart .... Sam Griswold
Pat Harmon .... Tex Pryor
Norman Feusier .... Old Man Benson
Ben Corbett .... Bud Benson
Marty Joyce .... Jack
Slim Whitaker .... Posse Leader
June Brewster .... Judy Griswold